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Closing EARLY for the Fourth of July Holiday!

The Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching and there’s MULCH to celebrate! From our 330 acre farm to our Wholesale/Retail Nursery and Recycle Yard we are extremely blessed and grateful for the parts of America that we get to live/work on and care for!

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday and to allow our staff time to recharge, we HAVE EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS BEGINNING Friday July 1st!! WE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY AT 2:00PM TOMORROW, JULY 1, 2022. WE WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON MONDAY JULY 4th & TUESDAY JULY 5th. WE WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY July 6, 2022 WITH OUR SUMMER HOURS, opening at 7:30AM and closing at 4:00PM!

Don’t forget to get your holiday GROWING with our POLLINATOR PALOOZA SALE!! 50% OFF perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, hanging baskets, combination planters and herbs!!

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Watkins Nurseries Donates Plants for 11th Annual Honey Bee Festival!!

Have you heard the buzz??? Watkins Nurseries has donated bee friendly plants to Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association (RPBBA) to help them celebrate the 11th Annual Honey Bee Festival!

The European honey bee was first brought to the America’s right here in Jamestown, Virginia in 1622! After being brought to our East Coast it took 231 years before the honey bee reached our West Coast; helping to pollinate our beautiful country from sea to shining sea!

Join the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association as they celebrate the 400th anniversary of the honey bee coming to America! The event is being hosted at Rockwood Park in North Chesterfield on Saturday June 25, 2022! Event hours are 10:00AM-2:00PM and includes fun for the whole family!! Meet local artisans and vendors selling honey, plus there will be live music, face painting, educational “buzz” talks, observation hives, children’s activities, food vendors, hive equipment, and bee friendly plants provided by Watkins Nurseries!

We are honored and privileged to be a part of one of the many local activities celebrating our precious pollinators! Check out pollinator.org for more pollinator week info and for more events happening this week!!

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50% Pollinator Palooza SALE!!

If you plant it, they will pollinate!

Pollinator Week begins this week (June 20 -June 25) and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!
As our 20% Plant Palooza came to a close, our 50% Pollinator Palooza fully blossomed!


We just marked all of our PERENNIALS, ANNUALS, and VEGETABLE PLANTS 50% OFF in an effort to GROW the word about Pollinator Week and planting for pollinators!!
Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health that was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.
It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The most amazing thing about Pollinator Week is you can celebrate and get involved any way you like! Popular events include planting for pollinators, hosting garden tours, participating in online bee and butterfly ID workshops, and so much more! (Even if you plant just ONE plant for pollinators, you can make an impact!!)
Check out pollinator.org for events near you, and keep an eye on our social media and website to find out how Watkins Nurseries is helping to Plant for Pollinators this year!

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Last Saturday OPEN for the Summer season June 11, 2022!

June 11th, will be OUR LAST SATURDAY OPEN FOR THE SEASON (until Fall). If you prefer to get your plant and outdoor project shopping done on Saturdays, you have one more left at Watkins Nurseries!! Come see us from 8AM-2PM tomorrow for our LAST SATURDAY OPEN, AS WELL AS 20% OFF ALL IN STOCK PLANT MATERIALS AND BAGGED PRODUCTS!

We will still be open during the week, Monday through Friday 7:30AM-5PM, slowly transitioning to our full Summer schedule in July.

So come on by and join the SALE-ebration as we welcome Summer with plentiful plants, towering trees, mounds of mulch, tons of topsoil, and clumps of compost!

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20% Premium on ALL TREES DUG FROM OUR FARM FROM JUNE 9, 2020 UNTIL FALL SEASON.

It sure is getting hot outside, but that’s nothing a few trees can’t fix!! As the temperatures increase as well as the foliage on the trees, we are reminded just how beneficial and vital they are!! Providing shade, shelter and food for humans and animals, trees are truly the answer for the summer heat!! The temps are not too hot to plant, but they are definitely too hot to dig without risk!

So beginning today, June 9, 2022 (until Fall) we will be charging a 20% PREMIUM TO DIG ANY TREES FROM OUR FARM. In addition, the tree(s) dug and installed during this time will not carry our normal 6 month guarantee.

20% Premium DOES NOT apply to container trees or trees that are already above ground. There’s still plenty of time to get GROWING for the summer! Come on by, give us a call or check out our online inventory to see which tree you’d like to sit under this summer!!

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20% OFF Plant Palooza!!

Announcing our HUGE PLANT PALOOZA SALE!! 20% OFF ALL IN STOCK PLANTS and BAGGED BUL:K MATERIALS!!!! With the season changing to Summer, all in stock plant materials AND bagged bulk materials are 20% OFF from now until June 11th!

Sale items include: Container trees, B&B trees, shrubs, companion plants, vegetable plants, perennials, annuals, bagged compost, bagged mulch, bagged pine nuggets, bagged premium topsoil/compost blend, grass seed and bagged fertilizer!! Everything you need to get those Summer projects GROWING is at Watkins Nurseries (and on SALE!)

*(while supplies last!!)*

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Closing Early for Memorial Day Weekend!

This year, in observance of Memorial Day, we will be CLOSING EARLY AT 2:00PM ON FRIDAY MAY 27. We will ALSO BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY MAY 28 and MONDAY MAY 30, 2022.

We will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday May31, 2022.

Until then, come on in 7:30-5:00pm to get those projects completed before the holiday weekend!

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Double Shredded Hardwood Mulch SALE!!

There’s so “MULCH” growing on this time of the year, there is no better time for a Sale on MULCH!!

Going on now, Double Shredded Hardwood Mulch is on SALE for Contractors AND Retail!!

Contractors receive a discounted price of $18.00 per cubic yard, and Retail has a discounted price of $26.00 per cubic yard!!

Available for delivery or pickup! Give Shannon a call at 804-350-5749 for delivery inquiries!

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Open on Saturdays beginning March 12, 2022!

Our first OPEN Saturday of the year will be March 12, 2022! Spring Hours for Saturdays are 8AM – 2PM. We look forward to helping all of our customers GROW for the 2022 Spring season!

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Contractor Customer Appreciation Month!!

Announcing Contractor Customer Appreciation Month at Watkins Nurseries!! From now until the end of March, Contractors get DYED MULCH AT $24.00 per cubic yard! Choose between black or brown!

We also have a disposal special starting for those light landscaping loads! Contractor disposal trailers sized 11-14’ AND containing grasses, shrubs, leaves, or small trees get a 40% DISCOUNT AT $50.00 per load!

Spring is on the way, so we hope these special prices help our contractors kick off the season with a Spring in their step!

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